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Hubbly Bubbly

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Does anyone else remember this? It was a small bottle of fruit-flavoured drink - a bit like Vimto, I remember I used to be able to buy it whenever we went on holiday to the Isle Of Wight when I was a kid. 


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Do You Remember Hubbly Bubbly?

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  • Anonymous user
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    Yes! I drank it too on the Isle of Wight on holiday as a child. In the children's room at the Propellor Inn on Bembridge Airfield. Red formica tables and pub singing. Great memories of happy times. I was set though on the orange flavour, I can still feel the bubbles on the bottle in my hands...
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    Hell yes , loved Hubbly Bubbly , we stayed at Chilton Chine Holiday Camp every year , seems Isle of Wight was the only place I ever saw it. Used to love the Lime flavour. I seem to remember there were quite a lot of flavours. Great Memories
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi,was having a clearout of my spare room and found a steel sign advertising Hubbly Bubbly,i Googled it and it led me to this page,interesting to read the comments.Was there a South African and British version? I think the sign i have must be a British one as i am in the U.K myself.I would post a picture of it,but i don't think there is a facility to do so. But if anyone was interested in buying it,(i see in the comments there are a few people who collect Hubbly Bubbly memorabilia) perhaps i could Email a picture of it.Thanks,Kenny.
  • Anonymous user
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    found a botle reaten Hubbly Bubbly in red letters, its open, but not broken r cracked, can i sell it, i in Namibia. 0818246889
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    I also have a lot of empty bottles and double unopened bottles of various flavours. I am a collector of Hubbly Bubbly items and I am SERIOUSLY looking for unopened Hubbly Bubbly Cola flavour bottles in tact, as well as any other Hubbly Bubbly items available from those years.
    • Anonymous user
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      Hi Aligotte, My cousin Peter Henning & his wife Lynette, who lived in East London S.A., were the Advertidsing, Mr & Mrs Hubbly Bubbly, in the 5 's & 60's, their photo's were on all the big billboards, in a white convertable, she had a big blonde beehive hairstyle etc.. if you have copies of these, i would be interested. regards, neil , johannesburg
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        Hi Neils, Unfortunately I can not be of help on your request. I would also love to have such ad material in my collection. I also collect any memorabilia of Hubbly Bubbly I can lay my hands on but old ad boards and stuff are very expensive and not easy to come by.
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          hei i found a funny looking bottle, it looks old, its reaten Hubbly Bubbly in red letters, at the beck, it has a picture on two people with straws, can i sellb it? if yes, whats its price?
      • Anonymous user
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        Neils Can you contact me please? I was a journalist in EL. Thanks
        • Anonymous user
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          Hi Glyn Will, As requested, contacting you, re The Hennings/ Hubbly Bubbly. My contact number is 0824570285
          • Anonymous user
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            Neils I am in Australia. Not sure where you are. Are you on email? Regards Glyn.
            • Anonymous user
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              Hi Glyn, In Johannesburg, neils@tsw.co.za.
    • Anonymous user
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      Hi, I realize this is an old post but hopefully you are still out there! I live in Canada and about 30 years ago I bought a small bottle with the contents still in it. It is called hubbly bubbly cola Baby size. I have always wondered its history. The label is in great condition and I am sure the cap is original. It is about 6 inches tall I could send you a picture if I had your email.
  • Anonymous user
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    I am looking for any unopened/opened bottles of hubbly bubbly to purchase for my Mother, as she often talks about this soft drink when discussing childhood memories. (Johannesburg area)
    • Anonymous user
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      I may have a few unopened bottles. Contact me at info@soiltreet.com
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      michaeld, I am situated in Bronkhorstspruit South Africa, not very far from you. I could maybe have what you want.
  • marktwo
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    we always holidayed in norfolk and one my fondest memory as a child was the great taste of the hubbly bubbly drink we find on great yarmouth market,the green one my top favourite,think was lemon n lime to wash down the now long gone matheson cakes we always had each day or the lovely chip stalls [luckily still there].. wonder if any one remember the real fruit ice creams sold on a stall on yarmouth sea front near the oasis
  • Anonymous user
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    The soft drink HUBBLY BUBBLY originated in East London South Africa in 1953. My father, Raymond Chilton was the originator. Obviously I grew up with it in my heart, spending all of my school holidays working in the factory because I wanted to. After passing matric and fulfilling my national service commitment I joined the business. The soft drink business is not highly profitable and by the end of 1974 we did not have the financial wherewithal any more to continue to hold Coca Cola at bay. We therefore sold our equipment and closed up. In 1983 I was fortunate to win a motorcycle riding comp. which allowed me a trip to England Where I was able to visit Mr Richard "Dick" Cooper the MD of Hubbly Bubbly GB.
    • Anonymous user
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      Derek I'd like to contact you please. I was a journalist in EL. Thanks Glyn W.
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      Hi derek My mom and dad were the 2 models in east london for hubby;y bubbly in the late 60's. i have 1 of her posters still.
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      Derek, I am the son of Richard now running the drinks business which is called DAYLA. I have some pictures of myself with your Father whom I remember fondly...my email address is tim@dayladrinks.co.uk . It would be great to exchange some memories. Tim Cooper
    • Anonymous user
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      My husband's grandfather was Graham Whyte from Cradock. He was a franchise holder of Hubbly Bubbly . We inherited his collection of bottles, recipies and memorabilia. He also had the Royal Crown Cola franchise.
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        My Mom, June, was Graham Whyte’s sister. She’s still alive at 89 and lives in Mossel Bay now. Walter Whyte was my grandfather. As kids we spent many hours in the factory watching the bottling, sometimes bursting under pressure. I have a few bottles but my prized possession I ‘inherited’ is an unopened bottle of Stevenson & Howell Raspberry Fruit Extract with a date advertising the Worlds Fair Chicago in 1893. I also have a few E S Whyte (GW’s grandfather and founder of the Cradock factory) glass marble bottles my Mom gave me after uncle Graham’s passing.
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          What is Your Mothreld on FBer's full names ? trying to find a Family tree for this Whyte Family. Another says she is the Great Granddaughter of Graham Whyte, although She resides in PE, Her Mother, Elanie Lombard run a Kitchen training school in Cradock > Re: Margaret Fortuin on FB.
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        Graham Whyte was my Mom, June’s brother.
  • Anonymous user
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    Shorty my father working for Tunbridge Jones in Basingstoke. During my school holidays I would go to work with him on the lorry and clean the warehouse. I remember with wooden crates and the splinters, no gloves in those days.
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, great drink. We used to have in what was Rhodesia and I actually have 2 empty bottles on a shelf in my study. Wow, that goes back many years.